I am so happy that it’s finally time for my February 2018 TBR, did anyone else think that January went on for WAY too long? I love planning my month of reading so I have definitely been counting down the days to this post! I’m not going to be overly ambitious this month, it’s a short one but obviously one of the books from my books I need to read challenge will be one here!
The Name of the Wind
Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.
The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature.
A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.
I’m actually currently reading this one, and so far so good. I think the beginning takes a little while to wrap your head around but I’m really enjoying it. BONUS that it is one of the books on my must read challenge. So I’m thrilled.
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife’ is a most extraordinary book and should be required reading of all students of midwifery, nursing, sociology and modern history. It tells of the experiences of a young trainee midwife in the East End of London in the 1950’s and is a graphic portrayal of the quite appalling conditions that the East Enders endured.
I bought all three of these books in a charity shop and I love the show – no spoilers I haven’t been watching the latest series. But I really want to read the story that inspired it all. So the second edition to my February 2018 TBR it becomes!
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.
As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need to send a message.’
This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow
My best friend raves about how much she loves this book, so why not give it a go. I realised that my February 2018 TBR has become more and more adult. Guess that’s just the mood I’m in at the moment. I’m really enjoying the more sophisticated timelines and characters. Plus they don’t seem to be as tropey, which is always a plus!
Dorothy Must Die
I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a road of yellow brick—but even that’s crumbling.
What happened? Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas. I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I’ve been trained to fight. And I have a mission: Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart. Steal the Scarecrow’s brain. Take the Lion’s courage. And—Dorothy must die.
This will be a reread for me, and one I’m actually really looking forward to, I first read this story back in 2014 and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have the other books on my shelf but I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet – maybe this is my chance! I think this will be the end of my February 2018 TBR, only because I know if I read this one I’m going to want to read them all!
Again, I have no real target for audiobooks, I am going to be carrying on with listening to the Poirot series, but I’m really liking taking them at my own speed and the performances (touch wood) have been really good. It’s a nice distraction at the gym and at work. I’ll keep you updated!
Have you got grand plans for your reading in February? What is the one book you’ll be disappointed with if you don’t read? Let me know!